Curating Kisumu Grant Closes

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We completed the 2014-15 National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant titled “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation in East Africa” on December 31. The project white paper summarizes grant activities and shares insights and lessons that emerged from our work in Kenya. The purpose of “Curating Kisumu,” as stated in our start-up grant proposal, was to “offer […]

Recapping CSU African Public Humanities Symposium

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On September 2, the Center hosted “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium” in the Fenn Tower Ballroom. Sponsored by the CSU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, and CSU Black Studies Program, the symposium attracted more than 150 attendees from […]

Save the Date: Public Humanities and Modern Africa Symposium

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UPDATE: Registration is now open for “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Visit the site and register now! On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Cleveland State University will host “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in cooperation with the Cleveland […]

New Grant for Kisumu App

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UPDATE: Registration is now open for “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Visit the site and register now! The Cleveland State University Office of Research recently awarded a Faculty Research and Development (FRD) grant of $18,935 to Mark Souther and Meshack Owino for “Mobilizing Humanities Research in East Africa,” an amplification and […]

Kenya Digital Collaboration Underway

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UPDATE: Registration is now open for “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Visit the site and register now! Earlier this month, Mark Souther and Meshack Owino traveled to Kenya to meet with project partners in the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation […]

Kisumu Project Introduced at NEH ODH Directors Meeting

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On September 15, project directors Mark Souther and Meshack Owino introduced “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation in East Africa” to National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) staff and grantees as well as representatives of a number of government agencies, universities, and humanities institutions at the NEH Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) Project Directors Meeting. As recipients […]

The Judson Oral History Project

Many of the oral histories for the project took place in the Bicknell Mansion in Cleveland Heights, now part of Judson Park.

Over the past year, the Center collaborated with the the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University on the Judson Oral History Project. Funded by the Unger Family Foundation, the project conducted 36 interviews with residents at Judson Park, a not-for-profit retirement community in Cleveland Heights. John Horan, who has since earned […]